Take a look inside this Irish castle – the most highly rated accommodation in Airbnb history


A room in an Irish castle has become the highest rated accommodation in AirBnB history.

The master bedroom at Cahercastle in Co Galway is currently priced at €160 per night.

It is a perfect combination of modern comfort and medieval history. A narrow spiral stone staircase leads up to the master bedroom, at the top of the castle.


The living area is cosy, with comfy sofas and an old-fashioned stove for cooking. It is bathed in natural light during the day.

The castle is in a great location, just 25 minutes from Galway – Ireland’s most romantic city, which is also part of the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.

Owner Pete describes the room as: “A beautiful, original medieval castle experience can be yours for a weekend, a week, or even longer. You’ll be staying in the master bedroom, the highest room in the castle.

“This castle has been restored to its original state by using traditional materials, and also by using cutting edge technology. We used traditional local stone, limestone, as well as oak beams, to make the castle as traditional as possible, but it also has modern conveniences, such as solar water heating.

“The castle was built sometime in the 1400’s but was refurbished in the last decade. It is comprised of a master bedroom upstairs, with access to the turret, a living room and dining room, two guest bedrooms, and some storage rooms.

Pete reiterated that some aspects of the room are not exactly what you might expect – but that is part of the fun

He continued: “Remember, this is a castle that is over 600 years old. That means it’s not perfect. Castles were never designed with bathrooms and showers, so we’ve improvised. You’ll have to come downstairs to have a bath which is located in the living room – this is the quirkiest part of the castle.

“You have full private access to the living room, kitchen, bath and your master bedroom.”

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Take a look at the pictures and video below.


Cahercastle living room

Cahercastle stove

Cahercastle bedroom

Cahercastle bed

Cahercastle stairs

Cahercastle window

Cahercastle toilet

Cahercastle outside

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling

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